William E. "Bill" Dewey, 72, of Gibson City passed away Thursday June 25, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with his family at his side. A graveside Celebration of Bill's Life will be held 11:00 am Friday July 10, 2020 at Drummer Township Cemetery with military rites accorded. Pastor Gary Fairchild officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to GCMS High School Falcon Football Team, Gibson City United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Bill was born October 15, 1947 in Bloomington, Illinois a son of Carl and Effie Edmonds Dewey. He married Joyce L. Kumler on July 14, 1973 in Gibson City. He is survived by his wife of forty-six years Joyce Dewey of Gibson City. His five children Amanda (Martise Evans) Dewey of Gibson City, Allison (Jermaine) Mays of Gibson City, Carl (Nicole) Dewey of Homer, Isaiah Chatman of Gibson City and Martise Evans of Gibson City. His grandchildren Myelz Davis, Jermaine Mays Jr., Makayla Evans, Kylie Evans, Kyree Evans, Kamryn Evans, Carson Dewey and Colton Dewey. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and granddaughter Peyton.
Bill proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. and enjoyed visiting the Vietnam Veteran Memorial every September near Kokomo, Indiana. He was a member of the Lee Lowery American Legion Post #568 and the VFW Post #6289 in Gibson City. After graduating high school Bill worked for his brother Charles Dewey as a grain elevator maintenance worker up until 2004 and then he worked for Kraft in Champaign and retired after twenty years of service. Bill was a devout follower of the GCMS Falcon Football team. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
JUL 10. 11:00 AM (CST)
Drummer Township Cemetery
Gibson City, IL 60936